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New York Times, Monday, February 24, 1997

1-Across : Org. that guarantees bank holdings

Author:
Derek Allen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Derek Allen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Allen.
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© 1997, The New York Times2/24/97 ( No. 17,275 )
Across
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Org. that guarantees bank holdings : FDIC
5
Poets : BARDS
10
Egyptian snakes : ASPS
14
Moon goddess : LUNA
15
German sub : UBOAT
16
Patricia who co-starred in "The Fountainhead" : NEAL
17
Late newsman Sevareid : ERIC
18
Waken : ROUSE
19
The Supremes, e.g. : TRIO
20
1989 Spike Lee film : DOTHERIGHTTHING
23
French school : ECOLE
24
Weights : HEFTS
25
Letter before beth : ALEPH
28
Kapow! : WHAM
30
Top 3 hit of 1963 and 1977 : DADOORONRON
34
Mont Blanc is one : ALP
37
"Play it ___ lays" : ASIT
38
Studio sign : ONAIR
39
Light bulb, in cartoons : IDEA
40
Happened upon : MET
41
Moonshine : MOUNTAINDEW
43
Camp beds : COTS
44
Suns : BASKS
45
___-Kettering Institute : SLOAN
48
Chilled meat garnish : ASPIC
51
Unwelcome sight in the mail : POSTAGEDUESTAMP
57
In the past : ONCE
58
Finger-pointer : NAMER
59
Cake finisher : ICER
60
Backside : REAR
61
States : AVERS
62
Jasmine or morning glory : VINE
63
Commits a sin : ERRS
64
Present, for example, in English class : TENSE
65
Mini-whirlpool : EDDY
Down
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Vamoosed : FLED
2
Five-peseta coin : DURO
3
Any part of J.F.K.: Abbr. : INIT
4
Ornamental container in a flower shop : CACHEPOT
5
Grand Canyon transport : BURRO
6
Irate : ABOIL
7
Cheek cosmetic : ROUGE
8
Elan : DASH
9
Proofer's mark : STET
10
"La Marseillaise," e.g. : ANTHEM
11
Printing flourish : SERIF
12
Benjamin Moore product : PAINT
13
Trudges (through) : SLOGS
21
Classical nymph who spoke only by repetition : ECHO
22
Holier-___-thou : THAN
25
Economist Smith : ADAM
26
Emit coherent light : LASE
27
Perform copy desk work : EDIT
28
Formal order : WRIT
29
Wedding dance : HORA
31
Eradicate, with "out" : ROOT
32
Burden : ONUS
33
One of the Bobbsey twins : NAN
34
Appends : ADDS
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Onion relative : LEEK
36
Bears' hands : PAWS
39
Like Mount St. Helens, now : INACTIVE
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"___ Lisa" : MONA
42
Wading bird : IBIS
43
Supplies the food for : CATERS
45
Plant reproductive part : SPORE
46
Unsocial sort : LONER
47
Award for "Braveheart" : OSCAR
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Saatchi & Saatchi employees : ADMEN
49
Litigators : SUERS
50
Intrinsically : PERSE
52
Tiny pest : GNAT
53
Roof overhang : EAVE
54
Battery fluid : ACID
55
Repair : MEND
56
Wolves, for wolfhounds : PREY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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